|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1824|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1909|
Dingman's Ferry Pa.
Aug. 19, 1824
Mar. 4, 1909
Brown / Emery / Dingman family: Nicholas Brodhead Brown, Susan Emery Brown, Nathan Emery Brown, Harry T. Brown, Mary Barto Brown, James P. Brown, Ralph W. Brown, Oliver P. Emery, Elizabeth A. Emery, 3 unknowns, unknown Dingman(s).
The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Sat., Mar. 6, 1909, p. 3.
Obituary Of Mrs. Susan Brown
__Susan Emery, daughter of Nathan Emery and Cornelia Broadhead, his wife, was born August 19, 1824, at Dingman's Ferry, Pike county, Pennsylvania and died March 4, 1909, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, thus having lived 84 years, 6 months and 15 days, a period of time much longer than the average alotted to mankind. A woman in her younger days of a noble, perhaps an imperious presence, strong in mental and physical make-up; self-reliant and unswerving in the object sought to be attended by her. Strong in likes and dislikes, no truer, more loyal friend among mankind than she. She came of a long-lived, stubborn warrier race. Through her mother, Cornelia Broadhead, she was descended from Daniel Broadhead, a Yorkshire Englishman, a captain of Grenadiers, who fought for Charles the Second during the civil wars of England, and by him was commissioned to serve under Colonel Nicholls in the expedition to the new world, to wrest new Netherlands from the Dutch, that the same might become a new world kingdom for James, duke of York, brother to the king.
__Captain Broadhead was made military governor of a portion of New Netherlands with his headquarters at the old Indian town of Wiltwyck, called by the Hollanders Esopus, and after the English occupation named, and is still known as Kingston, in the state of New York. Captain Broadhead died in 1670. A grandson, Daniel by name, in 1733 migrated through the wilderness, down through the Jerseys to the water gap and located there. He with his sons refused to be driven out of the country and off his possessions by the savages during the Indian wars and fought for what they considered their own and won out. From this Daniel were descended three revolutionary soldiers - General Daniel Broadhead, a noted Indian fighter and close friend of George Washington; Luke Broadhead, a captain and friend of LaFayette, and Garret Broadhead, a minor officer. John Romeyn Broadhead, the historian, was of this family of Broadheads. From this it will be seen that Susan Brown came from (one) mean stock. In her younger days she was known to be generous and charitable to any worthy poor. Her giving was of the quiet and unostentatious kind, and to a considerable extent. This trait of character remained with her through her old age. She was a woman of strict integrity, spotless purity, and the world and community in which she lived was undoubtedly the gainer for her having lived in it. In 1852 she was married to her kinsman, Nicholas Broadhead Brown (a pioneer of 1840), coming immediately with her husband and sister, Mrs. Hannah E. Higley, to Cedar Rapids and has remained here continuously from that time, thus making her, with possibly one or two exceptions, at the time of her death, the oldest continuous resident of this city. In laying the foundation and the early upbuilding of this city were a number of potent and conspicuous men and women, such as George Greene, Alexander Ely, Addison Daniels and others, but none more so than Nicholas B. Brown and his wife Susan.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Frank
Record added: Jul 01, 2008
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